E C Osondu is an award winning author from Nigeria. In 2009, he won the Caine Prize for African Writing for his story, Waiting, while an earlier story, Jimmy Carter’s Eyes made the 2007 shortlist. Osondu is also the winner of the Allen and Nirelle Galso Prize for Fiction. His story, A Letter from Home, was judged one of the top ten stories on the internet in 2006. Osondu’s debut short story collection, Voice of America (by E.C. Osondu), was published by Harper Collins in 2010, while his most first novel, This House Is Not for Sale, was released earlier this year.
Osondu currently lives in the United States, where he is an Assistant Professor of English at Providence College, Rhode Island. He recently agreed to an interview with Africa Book Club to talk about his writing.